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Friday, November 8, 201311/08/2013

Quinn Selects Running Mate

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Gov. Pat Quinn has selected former Chicago schools CEO and 2002 gubernatorial candidate Paul Vallas as his running mate in 2014.

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Friday, November 8, 201311/08/2013

New High-Tech RR Gates to be Installed

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Authorities will spend more than $3.8 million to upgrade a series of central Illinois railroad crossings near Springfield to make them safer for drivers.

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Friday, November 8, 201311/08/2013

Legislature Eyes Dec. 5 Return

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Fall session is over with no discussion of pensions

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Thursday, November 7, 201311/07/2013

Funding Approved for Concealed Carry Program

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A bill that includes funding to implement Illinois’ new concealed carry law awaits the governor’s signature.

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Thursday, November 7, 201311/07/2013

Initial Plans Submitted for Carpenter Rail Underpass

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A rail underpass on Carpenter Street in Springfield took another step forward Thursday as Hanson Professional Services submitted initial plans.

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Thursday, November 7, 201311/07/2013

Conceal Carry Money Approved; Back-pay is Not (Yet)

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The measure does not include money to pay back wages for 25,000 state employees,

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Thursday, November 7, 201311/07/2013

Bond Set at $1M for Alleged Cop Killer

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Bond was set at $1 million for a South Carolina man charged with driving under the influence for a crash that killed an on-duty Pontiac police officer.

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Thursday, November 7, 201311/07/2013

Groups to Study Nitrate Levels in Lake Springfield

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Drought problems and certain farming practices could be why nitrate levels are rising in Lake Springfield.

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Thursday, November 7, 201311/07/2013

Jakobsson: My Son Would Be Proud

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An Urbana lawmaker says her late son would be proud that she returned to the Capitol to vote for same-sex marriage in his last hours.

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Thursday, November 7, 201311/07/2013

General Assembly Leaves Town, Unfinished Business

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The just-concluded fall session in Springfield can boast the legalization
of same-sex marriage. They’ve got that, and that’s all they’ve got.